It is a German army half-track kit of Italeri. Completed in October 2015.
There became considerably much stock of my plastic models. It’s various released from 30 years before to recent one. It is what I want to make now. A balance of the amount of the stock and making speed is the modeler’s eternal theme. A modeling style is up to persons.
I blended Mr.Cement S and Mr. Cement Deluxe to adjust viscosity for these tracks. Quick work is required. There are no spare caterpillar parts, so they can’t be lost. You might be able to wind slightly well. It was good to be able to wind up well.
The front wheels are movable. It is a type to burn the pinpoint by the heated driver. Because of the plastic and paint, inflammable including the thinner pile up in my room, I must be careful about the handling of the fire very much. Frequently used in the dinner, this heavy stable candle stand, it is the made in Italy favorite one, is to turn off hurry up when I finished my work.
As for the front wheel, movable around 30 degrees in right and left; Since the armored car tires of other manufacturers are still rare, This ITALERI kit is over 15 years old, but this spirit is wonderful. The movable part isn’t strong, so it’s better not to hard handling.
As for all the antiaircraft guns and the cannons, small parts are complicated. If it is a tank, I insert a big pipe and that’s all. Because I don’t have much experience with the Italeri model, it accelerates difficulty not to get used to an Italeri manual.
The tip is taking care of horizontal and vertical. This could not say perfect, because it seemed to be broken if the parts which must be perpendicularly were diagonal, I cared about it. Small parts are still left.
The dent mark was left slightly on the bulletproof board. Seeing from the side, an iron plate of the front part of the bonnet is thick. This is for protecting an engine from shooting from the front. Types of front armor 16mm were produced in the last years of the war.
I mixed a pastel with matte medium, it’s a three-dimensional expression of the mud. There are not many meanings of mixing a pastel at this timing. Maybe it’s smooth surface if only mat medium, after mixing pastel is changed the rough texture.
The SWS Half-track was managed mainly in the later period of World War II. Each part was simplified, high-speed running wasn’t asked, the driving performance on the muddy road was considered and a caterpillar was broader than the past models.
The SWS half-track is the maximum speed per hour about 30km, compared to 50km of other half-track models, it is quite slow. However, a carrier was broad and stable, so a derivation vehicle was made variously. The model mounted with this antiaircraft gun is one of those, too.
I expressed the detachment of the painting in the hair spray technique. I do not like water-based paint very much, after all, it is necessary when I use this technique. The thing of the kind of paint will increase variously, Mr. Color, Mr. Color water hobby color, TAMIYA enamel, oil paint, pastel, marker, etc.
A compound wheel is a feature of German vehicles. The road ability improved by this, I suppose. Maintainability and productivity fall substantially. The German vehicle quality was not able to compete with the Soviet Union, the United States of the mass production.
Usually, it is going to be stored in this empty cartridge case. Judging from this site, it seems to become full immediately. There were 9 empty cartridges at first, I lost one before I’m aware. Strangely, I cannot find it even if I look for painstakingly. It should be absolutely in this room. But the parts lost in the room had lain in a bathroom the other day. It’ll stick to clothes and have moved.
I cannot dilute the gold of the Tamiya enamel with the enamel thinner and is separated. Usability is poor, contact for customer service and is still dilution is bad. But I melted it properly with the Creos thinner of the Mr. Color. Ummm, it’s almost the same usability as Mr. Color gold.
I’m satisfied with this half-track to become the uniformity finish. It was still 2 items to complete Italeri kits. Because it is a major manufacturer to represent Europe, I would like to make a lot more if there is an opportunity for future choices.
Come to think of it, a future day in the very popular movie “Back to the Future” was yesterday. Well, it is early that time passes. I’d like to see the trilogy again. It was a nice movie.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.